Top speed is 204 mph (328 km/h) with a stock BMW Z4 M Coupé, which is beaten by the majority of the Tier 2 class. Even with all upgrades available in the game, the car cannot surpass the top speed of the BMW M3 E46, which also has a low top speed. This deficiency is balanced by responsive handling.
It is not capable of a Works conversion and has a performance rating of 5,70. The M Coupé is therefore a decent performer in Shift. Due to the front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout, it is prone to oversteer in corners though.
The Z4 M Coupé was released in Need for Speed: World as a Tier 2 car on June 28th, 2010 during the seventh closed beta session. Since August 22nd, 2012, it has been featured as a 'D' Class vehicle.
Best trait of the Z4 M Coupé is handling, since the car is balanced in corners and responsive to steering inputs. Acceleration is on the same level as the Renault Clio V6 and other fast D Class cars. Its nitrous boost is average. Top speed is 147 mph (236 km/h).
Before August 22nd, 2012, it could only be purchased if the player was at Driver Level 15 or above and cost 130,000. On April 30th, 2015, its price was lowered from 500,000 as part of the End of the World event.
The White style is a pack car included as part of the Origin Starter Pack.
The Limited Edition style is an art director car initially released as a top-up gift from February 16th, 2011. It was later offered as a reward for inviting three friends to play Need for Speed: World via Facebook.
The Tony's Pizza style is a rental car that can be leased by redeeming a a promotional code from a Tony's Pizza box. It was available from September 1st, 2011 to December 31st, 2011, but only to North America residents.
The BMW Z4 M Coupé appears in Shift 2: Unleashed as a Modern Road vehicle with a price tag of $45,200. It has a performance rating of D 610 and an 3.44 handling rating. Compared to the BMW Z4 sDrive35is, it has a higher handling rating.